Historical Archaeology

, Volume 49, Issue 1, pp 110–121 | Cite as

Asian Coins Recovered from Chinese Railroad Labor Camps: Evidence of Cultural Practices and Transnational Exchange

  • Marjorie Akin (马乔里 ‧ 厄琴)
  • James C. Bard (詹姆斯 ‧ 巴德)
  • Gary J. Weisz (加利 ‧ 韦兹)


Asian coins carried and lost by Chinese workers as they lived and worked in camps along the route of the Northern Pacific Railroad can illuminate daily activities, beliefs, and the movement of people and supplies along the rail lines during their construction. A review of what is known about recovered Asian coins in Chinese work camps is compared with recently recovered examples. The role of material recovered by surface collection and the conclusions made possible with them are discussed.

在中国铁路劳工营发掘的亚洲钱币: 文化实践和跨国交流的证据


在北太平洋铁路沿线劳动和生活的中国劳工携带和遗失的 亚洲钱币反映了他们的日常生活、信仰以及铁路修筑过程 中人口及物资的流动。本文将比较研究近期发掘的钱币和 已知的中国劳工营的钱币, 也将考察并讨论地表采集的文 物所扮演的角色, 以及我们从中得到的发现。


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marjorie Akin (马乔里 ‧ 厄琴)
    • 1
  • James C. Bard (詹姆斯 ‧ 巴德)
    • 2
  • Gary J. Weisz (加利 ‧ 韦兹)
    • 3
  1. 1.RiversideUSA
  2. 2.PortlandUSA
  3. 3.SandpointUSA

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